1883 Walker Map or Plan of Boston, Massachusetts

NewMapBoston-walker-1883
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New Map of Boston Giving All Points of Interest : With Every Railway and Steamboat Terminus, Prominent Hotels Theatres and Public Buildings.
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1883 Walker Map or Plan of Boston, Massachusetts

NewMapBoston-walker-1883

Beautiful plan of the city showing points of interest.

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Title


New Map of Boston Giving All Points of Interest : With Every Railway and Steamboat Terminus, Prominent Hotels Theatres and Public Buildings.
  1883 (dated)    19 x 20 in (48.26 x 50.8 cm)     1 : 13000

Description


This is a beautiful 1883 map or plan of the city of Boston, Massachusetts by Geo H. Walker and Company. It covers the city of Boston from Charlestown and Somerville to Marine Park and Old Harbor. Individual streets, important buildings, neighborhoods, parks, piers, railway and ferry lines, subway lines and other topographical features are identified. An index of historical places, public buildings and offices, noteworthy institutions, churches, places of amusement and railroad stations is included along the right margin. Prominent hotels, including the Hotel Vendome, the American House and the United States Hotel are also listed.

This map was copyrighted 1833 by Tilly Haynes, the proprietor of the United States Hotel Company. Created by Geo H. Walker and Co., 160 Trenton St, Boston, and distributed with compliments from the United States Hotel Company.

Cartographer


George H. Walker (January 4, 1852 - 19??) was a Boston based publisher of books, views, and maps active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Walker started his life as a dry goods merchant but developed an active interest in publishing during the early 1870s. Walker began publishing in 1878 when he partnered with an unknown New York Firm. Two years later, Walker brought the operation in house by partnering with his brother , Oscar W. Walker, in the opening of a lithography studio at 81 Milk Street, Boston. Shortly thereafter the firm expanded to new offices at 160 Tremont Street, Boston. The Walker brothers produced a large corpus of works, most of which focused on travel and tourism in New England. Walker also established the Walker-Gordon Milk Laboratory. This interesting investment was based on the premise that infant deaths could be avoided by providing higher quality milk. The company eventually became a great success, producing a high quality cow milk that closely resembled human breast milk. In the process the Walker-Gordon laboratory developed many of the dairy health standards that are still with us today.

Condition


Very good. Minor wear along original fold lines. Professionally flattened and backed with archival tissue. Accompanied by original binder.

References


Boston Public Library, Leventhal Map Center, G3764.B6 1883 .W35.